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The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Thursday brought to the Department of Justice (DOJ) smuggling complaints against a firm linked to suspected rice smuggler Davidson Bangayan or David Tan for the illegal importation of rice from Thailand in 2013 worth P217 million.
The portrait of a smiling Juan Flavier displayed at his wake in the Church of the Risen Lord in Quezon City is the image that will stay with the family of the former senator and health secretary.
Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano has alerted authorities to the possibility that businessman Antonio Tiu could be laundering money for Vice President Jejomar Binay, saying they should be pursuing leads tending to point that way.
Former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, who admitted to accepting P200 million from a “jueteng” lord, said Vice President Jejomar Binay was experiencing “persecution” similar to what he went through when he was in Malacañang.
“This is too much,” Vice President Jejomar Binay said on Friday, decrying the showing of pictures of his youngest daughter in the Senate on Thursday as a way to prove he owns a 350-hectare property in Batangas province.
Malacanang’s response to the release of a Social Weather Stations survey showing that 43 percent, or about 9.3 million Filipinos, considered themselves hungry, and 55 percent, or some 12.1 million Filipino families, thought themselves poor, was true to form.
If any lingering doubts remained about the ownership of the luxury mansion and grounds in Rosario, Batangas, these should have been banished by the Instagram posted by Joanna Marie Bianca (aka jmblicious) and presented by Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano in the Senate blue ribbon subcommittee’s Thursday hearing. If Jojo Binay denies his youngest child’s posting of pictures showing “our place in Batangas,” he will essentially be calling her a liar in public.
Today is All Saints’ Day, a feast in the Christian calendar to celebrate the triumph of saints and martyrs.
Inclusive growth is the mantra of the moment, echoed by a chorus of development experts and social activists and even by some politicians. We remain some distance away from this cherished goal. But if Makati whistle-blowers are to be believed, the country’s richest and most developed city is apparently achieving inclusive corruption.
In the phrase “inclusive growth,” the key word is “inclusive,” not “growth.” Unless economic growth is inclusive, meaning that it benefits the lower classes, let us not make so much propaganda about it.
The Philippines has secured a loan worth $300 million or about P13.47 billion from the World Bank for a program to cut red tape, improve infrastructure and increase tax collection.
The local stock barometer climbed back to the 7,200 mark yesterday on upbeat US economic growth and increased equities allotment by a Japanese pension fund that boosted regional markets.
The United States Federal Reserve has announced the long-awaited end to its massive monetary stimulus as the recovery of the American economy from the worst financial crisis in decades gains more traction.
Philippine stocks Thursday surged, bringing the measure closer to the 7,200 level. But analysts remained cautious as they noted challenges here and abroad, which had not yet been factored into domestic valuations.
Doing business in the Philippines became more difficult in 2014, partly as a result of Manila’s truck ban, which constricted the country’s main gateway for international trade.
FLUID, unselfish and playing with unrelenting killer’s instinct, Alaska dropped Meralco like a bad habit last night and zoomed to the solo lead in the PBA Philippine Cup with the most lopsided victory thus far in the elimination round.
JOHNNY Arcilla will gun for his ninth men’s singles title when the Philippine Columbian Association (PCA) Open starts its 33rd edition presented by Cebuana Lhuillier and Metro Global Holdings today at PCA courts in Paco, Manila.
Fresh off high-wire victories, Alaska and Meralco slug it out today for the solo lead even as Globalport tries to extend defending champion Purefoods’ woes in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The rookie squad owned by Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao pulled off an early surprise in the PBA D-League Aspirants Cup yesterday at Ynares Sports Arena.
Although not at its best, Rain or Shine still toyed with newcomer KIA last night, blasting the Sorento to bits, 117-88, in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.
Following its much-talked-about opening in Manila, H&M has more exciting news: The Swedish retailer has partnered with New York-based fashion designer Alexander Wang, bringing his highly regarded creations to a bigger market.
I was in Tokyo, Japan, last year representing the Philippines at the Asian Performing Arts Festival when Supertyphoon “Yolanda” struck.
Celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver and Alice Waters weren’t the only ones people made a beeline for recently at Turin, Italy. They also queued for our kalderetang baka, pansit guisado and lechon kawali.
What a difference a typeface makes. For years, Café Provençal languished on the second floor of Shangri-La Plaza’s main building, painted in the sort of pastels that look so beautiful against the backdrop of lavender and green, or the stone of Avignon and Les Baux, but which don’t quite work in the gleam and grime of an urban setting.
Last month, there was a lot of talk about kidnappings, partly due to what people thought was an abduction on Edsa. Some parents perceive a resurgence in kidnapping.
The extraordinary road to the West End for the Philippines' Mark Bautista began with singing boy-band covers at shopping malls and a long ride from poverty aboard a cargo ship.
Fans of the Jolina Magdangal-Marvin Agustin love team are thrilled to learn that it’s being revived “in maturity” by way of projects that, if well-executed, should benefit from their impressive development and progression as actors.
Is it really the last season of “The Mentalist”? “Am I actually allowed to say what I think?” Simon Baker asked aloud in reply to the question du jour in a recent chat in West Hollywood. “It hasn’t been announced. I’m still shooting. I was shooting last night until 11 o’clock.”
TV host Kris Aquino on Wednesday said she would not run for public office in 2016, but “at some point in your life, you should be able to give back.”
Filipino-Australian high school student Marlisa Punzalan, newly declared “The X Factor Australia” champ, is only 15. Her youth belies her experience as a powerhouse singer.